Ridgway welcomes Santa Claus to town

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Staff Writer

The areas surrounding the Courthouse were lit up by Christmas lights while children waited in line to meet Santa Claus at the gazebo. Once the children greeted Santa, they were able to give him the list of items they had wished for. The Ridgway Fire Department gave Santa a special treat of a ride in the firetruck to kick off the festivities.

A Yuletide Memories Festival will be held today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. amongst the Shop Small Saturday event. Residents are encouraged to shop from locally owned businesses and vendors. There will be numerous events for all ages including area choir performances, a visit with Santa and his reindeer, gingerbread house-making, face painting, story reading, and many more.